What Do We Do Now?
What You Need to Know about OCR’s New Approach for Title IX and Sexual Misconduct
In 2011 and 2014, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance for schools regarding their Title IX obligations when responding to reports of sexual misconduct. The guidelines were celebrated by some and criticized by others, while many professionals were left wondering about OCR’s expectations for their institutions. After months of debate, OCR’s new leadership revoked this guidance in September 2017 and released updated recommendations for schools to follow.
Kenyatta M. Braggs will highlight the recent policy changes and offer practical insights on how these changes will impact your duty to respond to incidents when they occur. The discussion will identify best practices and strategies for investigating and resolving Title IX complaints and provide takeaways that can be used at your own organizations.